New Diablo 3 Season 29 Preview and Patch Notes

by DHAdmin on September 12th, 2023 at 7:00 am

Season 29 Visions of Enmity - All Seasonal Objectives - Rewards List

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What We Expect from Season 29?

Get ready for a mind-bending journey in Season 29 Visions of Enmity! This amazing season kicks off on September 15 at 5 p.m. PDT/CET/KST, and it's packed with exciting new features. From the Solo Self Found mode to epic quality-of-life updates, we've got it all covered. Don't miss out on this time-bending adventure! Don't miss out on all the action - read on!

For over a decade, fierce Nephalem warriors have fearlessly battled their way through countless adversaries in exhilarating Seasons. These epic quests have brought thrilling gameplay, game-changing improvements, and unforgettable events. But the adventure doesn't end there. Brace yourself for the sizzling Season 29 as Diablo 3 continues to shine brighter than ever before. This Season sets the foundation for the game's future, unveiling an exciting new theme that will blow your mind. Get ready for the ultimate battle!

Prepare to have your adventures invigorated in this season with fresh game play balances and bug fixes! While there may not be a new theme, get ready for the epic return of everyone's beloved Rites of Sanctuary theme, playable in all modes. But that's not all! There are more news like iconic themes and features from past seasons will make a comeback every three months. Get ready to conquer twisted obstacles and spill some demonic blood like never before. The excitement never ends!

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Embrace the Mystery! Enter the Uncharted Territory of Season 29

Prepare to be mystified by the enigmatic Visions of Enmity! Let yourself to explore unexpected portals that will transport you into a world of uncertainty and peril. Are these portals harmless or a devious trap? Only by boldly stepping into the unknown can you find out. Get ready to unleash your untamed power and conquer the challenges that lie ahead in Visions of Enmity. Beware of Diabolical Fissures that have emerged in the wilderness of Sanctuary, as they hold both haunting memories and demonic enemies that thirst for your demise. Can you survive the treacherous battles that await?

What is the Season 29 Cosmetic Rewards?

Season 29 rewards

Get ready for a blast from the past in Season 29! Uncover hidden treasures that have been long forgotten. Need some strength and resilience in these uncertain times? The Old Growth pet has got your back. Take a cosmic ride with the cool Galactic Wings. And for all you myth enthusiasts, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of mythos with the Greyhollow portrait. But that's not all - Season 29 also brings two brand new cosmetic rewards. Explore the darkness with the majestic Quoth pet by your side and show off your loyalty to Leoric with the Mad King's Favor portrait. Don't miss out on these epic goodies dropping into Sanctuary!

Which Journey Rewards are Waiting for You This Season?

Are you a seasoned demon slayer, always conquering in the Season Journey? Then you've definitely earned some extra stash tabs. Each season, you can snag an additional tab by completing the Conqueror tier, for a total of up to five. Are you up for the challenge? Here's what you need to do:
• Become the Guardian of Sanctuary: Clear a level 70 Nephalem Rift on Torment XIII in under five minutes.
• Show off your Gem of My Life: Level up three Legendary Gems to reach level 55.
• Embrace your winning streak with All I Do Is Win: Complete two Conquests this season.
• Prove yourself with Show Me What You Got: Vanquish Diablo at level 70 in under 1 minute and 30 seconds on Torment XIII difficulty.
• Show that Money Ain't a Thang: Defeat Greed on Torment XIII difficulty.
• Take yourself to new heights in Take U There: Reach Greater Rift level 60 solo.
• Amplify your power with Power Amplification: Use Kanai's Cube to enhance an Ancient Legendary item with a gem level 50 or higher.
• Get creative with Cubic Reconfiguration: Use Kanai's Cube to transform a Legendary item.

Seasonal Conquest Challenges Waiting for Completing

Gear up for the Seasonal Conquest Challenges that are here to test yourself! Can you conquer them all with your fiery determination?
• Gold Rush: Rack up a whopping 50 million gold streak outside of The Vault and The Inner Sanctum.
• Hardcore Gold Rush: Prove your worth by achieving a 50 million gold streak outside of The Vault and The Inner Sanctum in Hardcore mode.
• Class Legend: Blaze through Greater Rift Level 55 Solo with the full power of six different Class Sets in Hardcore mode.
• Set Masters: Show your mastery by conquering 8 Set Dungeons in Hardcore mode.
• Dungeon Domination: Take control of 8 Set Dungeons and prove your expertise.
• Race Against Time: Complete Acts I through V at max Level in under an hour in Hardcore mode.
• Fast and Furious: Speed through Acts I through V at max Level in under an hour.
• Superhuman Feat: Push yourself to reach Greater Rift Level 45 Solo without any Set Items in Hardcore mode.
• The Ultimate Challenge: Take on the daunting task of reaching Greater Rift Level 45 Solo without any Set Items.
• Warrior's Journey: Conquer Greater Rift Level 55 Solo with the full might of six different Class Sets.

Haedrig’s Gift for Chapters

Season 29 Haedrig's gift

Attention all seasonal players! It's that time again for Haedrig's Gift to make its grand return. By completing Chapters II, III, and IV of the Season Journey, you will be rewarded with not one, not two, but three of Haedrig's fabulous Gifts. And guess what? Each Gift contains pieces from one of your Class Sets. So, choose wisely because you can only unlock one Class Set per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore modes.

Here's the scoop: the Class Set you receive depends on the character you're playing when you open each Haedrig's Gift. To complete your collection and receive the full Class Set, you'll need to open all three Gifts on the same character.

Drumroll please. Here are the incredible Class Sets that Haedrig's Gift has in store for Season 29:
• Barbarian: Might of the Earth
• Crusader: Thorns of the Invoker
• Demon Hunter: The Shadow's Mantle
• Monk: Monkey King's Garb
• Necromancer: Grace of Inarius
• Witch Doctor: Raiment of the Jade Harvester
• Wizard: Firebird’s Finery
Are you ready to level up your character with these epic Class Sets?
Don't miss out on this chance to optimize your game play and conquer the Season Journey!

Patch Notes

Hold onto your virtual swords, folks! It's time to feast your eyes on the juicy details of the highly-anticipated update to Diablo III: Patch 2.7.6. Trust us, it's going to blow your mind! Get ready for an epic adventure as we unveil all the thrilling changes that will be hitting all platforms, from PlayStation 5 to Nintendo Switch. Mark your calendars for September 12, because that's when the action begins! Brace yourself for the ultimate Diablo III experience across the gaming universe. Let the games begin!

More About Solo Self Found

Season 29 heroes

Ready to take your demon-slaying skills to the next level? Introducing the Solo Self Found mode in Sanctuary! This thrilling new mode challenges you to conquer the hordes of Hell with only your own skills and instincts. It's a true test of courage and determination, with no team to rely on. But wait, there's more! For those seeking an even bigger challenge, we've got a Hardcore version of this mode. Brace yourself for the ultimate solo adventure. Are you up for it?

Solo Self Found, an officially supported single player mode, to Diablo III. Without the experience bonus from being in a Party, or other players to protect your back as you carve through demonic legions, this mode will test you. To celebrate the accomplishments of those brave enough to roll a character in this mode, we have also created specific Leaderboards for Solo Self Found, which function like those for other modes.

Embark on a solitary adventure with Solo Self Found in Diablo III. Choose the Solo Hero option during character creation and immerse yourself in the Campaign and Adventure Mode. Forget about teaming up - this mode is all about the individual journey. Challenge Rifts can be conquered with friends during the seasonal mode. Re-birthing is an option for Solo Self Found characters. Gear up for Season 29 Visions of Enmity, designed exclusively for your one-of a kind play style!

Season 29 Visions of Enmity

Visions of emnity

Prepare yourself for a world gone awry! The Burning Hells have infiltrated every nook and cranny of Sanctuary, twisting and warping reality as we know it. But fear not, for these twisted realms have opened up opportunities to explore Visions of Enmity. Venture into pocket dimensions through Diabolical Fissures and witness the havoc unfold firsthand!

Demons beware! Nephalem of Level 1 and beyond have a shot at stumbling upon a Diabolical Fissure while battling evil in the open world. But that's just the beginning. If you manage to trigger a Fissure, brace yourself for a Vision of Enmity, a mysterious realm full of unimaginable horrors and incredible treasures. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, these Visions are unpredictable and can spawn even more Fissures after you've dealt with your foes. Keep your eyes peeled for these chances to score amazing gear. It's time to unleash your inner demon hunter and claim your destiny!

New Monster Affixes

Season 29 diabolical fissure

Attention, Nephalem! Brace yourselves for new devilish powers in the Visions. The Burning Hells have granted monsters deadly Affixes to make your encounters more treacherous. Check out these game-changers, exclusive to Visions of Enmity.
• Enervating: Get ready for a speed slam! Monsters will create an area that slows your movement by a whopping 65% and puts your Cooldown Reduction on hold by 50% if you're too close.
• Necrotic: Healing just got harder. Your natural rejuvenation is reduced by 65%. On top of that, monsters inflict damage-over-time that sucks away a hefty 180% of your max health over a grueling 30 seconds. But fear not! If you manage to heal beyond 95%, the tormenting effect will vanish.

Introducing the Paragon Ceiling: Power Up Your Solo Self Found Adventure!

Are you ready to take your solo Self Found character to the next level? We've got a game-changing update for you! Starting with Season 29, we're introducing Paragon Points that work hand in hand with Solo Self Found and our exciting new theme.

Before, you were limited to assigning a measly 50 Paragon Points to each attribute in the Core, Defense, Offense, and Utility categories. But now, get ready to unleash your full potential with a whopping 200 Paragon Points in each attribute! That's a total of 800 Paragon Points for your solo Self Found character!

But wait, there's more! This exclusive change is not just limited to Season 29. It applies to all modes, so you can experience the thrill of maximum power across all aspects of the game.

Get ready to break through the Paragon Ceiling and conquer the game like never before. Power awaits, are you up for the challenge?

Season 29 Paragon Ceiling

Paragon used to reign supreme in terms of character power, but this Season brings a shift in focus. The developers have decided to move away from relying solely on Main Stat grinding and instead emphasize gameplay knowledge and gear hunting. To kick things off, they have set the initial starting point at 800.

Firstly, Movement Speed has been adjusted to 0.125% per point. Why? Because the old value would have given players a whopping 100% Movement Speed, which was just too much. Now, players have the freedom to invest points into this stat and go beyond the 25% Movement Speed limit from item bonuses.

And don't worry, Area Damage is still going to perform just as well, if not better, with some substantial performance improvements. So get ready to dive into a new era of character power and master the art of the hunt!

Community-Led Changes

When it comes to Diablo III, the community's voice is like gold. That's why the developers have been all ears, listening to your feedback and making the game even better. Now, in Patch 2.7.6 PTR, your most requested quality-of-life improvements are coming to life! Get ready to enjoy these game-changing updates. You asked, and we delivered!
Orek’s Dream
Orek's Dream gets a makeover! Say goodbye to the Dark Berserker and Toxic Lurker and say hello to the new and improved Hellions, Vile Swarm, and Savage Beast. It's a monster set shake-up you don't want to miss!
Monks now have a fancy buff icon when the legendary item Flying Dragon activates. Say goodbye to the frustration of randomly resetting Flurry stacks while using Tempest Rush – just keep your mouse beneath your character!
Necromancer's dark magic has undergone a wicked upgrade. Haunted Visions can now banish Skeletal Mages without the need for Grim Scythe on the action bar. And say goodbye to excessive Essence! Requiem Cereplate has been recalibrated to give you just the right amount. No more overflowing with excess power.

More Exciting Updates in Diablo!

• Developers decided to remove Mastermind from the Champion portion of the seasonal journey. No longer need to master a Set Dungeon! We've replaced it with a new challenge called Overcoming the Trials. Get ready to complete an Echoing Nightmare and show off your skills.
• Hamelin's unique death animation was causing some reward credit issues. But fear not! We've fixed it. Now, the player closest to Hamelin when he bites the dust will receive the kill credit.
• Watch out for those sneaky Corrupted Angels! They were dishing out double damage with no warning. But not anymore. We've adjusted their moves to deal the same damage as their regular attacks.
• Exciting news for Greater Rift explorers! We've added checkpoints to Battlefields and Boneyards. Now you can rest and regroup on your epic journey.
• Say goodbye to Corvus, Ice Caves, and Spider Caves in Greater Rifts. They won't be coming around anymore. It's time for new challenges and adventures!
• Get ready for some intense action in Orek's Dream versions of Desolate Sands and Shrouded Moors. We've increased the monster densities to make your time there even more thrilling.

Get Ready for Class Balance Shake-up!

 Season 29 solo classes

The Patch 2.7.6 PTR brings exciting changes to the Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Witch Doctor classes. Brace yourself for some serious build alterations as these classes get a much-needed revamp. Keep an eye out for the words in red and green fonts to track the old and new effect descriptions. Let the chaos begin!

Introducing the Crusader:

  • Rise above your enemies with Akkhan's Leniency! Each hit from your Blessed Shield increases its damage by a whopping 35-40% for 6 seconds. And guess what? You can stack it up to 100 times!
  • Unleash the power of the Vigilante Belt while riding your war horse. Fist of the Heavens will deal increased damage matching your movement speed and automatically rain down on a nearby enemy. It's all based on your lightning-fast attack speed!
    Experience the Demon Hunter like never before:
  • Enter the Gears of Dreadlands, where every attack with a Primary skill grants you 4 seconds of unstoppable Momentum. The longer you keep up the pace, the more damage your Primary skills deal. Get ready for a thrilling ride!
  • We've made the Gears of Dreadlands easier to play optimally, although we had to say goodbye to the visual indicator. Trust us, the power is still there!
    Calling all Witch Doctors:
  • Prepare for some explosive fun with Cluckeye Casting Hex! Turn your pets into ticking time bombs with 150-200% increased damage. And that's not all - Angry Chicken deals even more damage per exploded chicken. It's clucking madness!
  • Cluckeye is now an exclusive drop for Witch Doctors. But don't worry, we've removed the Max Discipline secondary attribute to balance things out. It's just a little tweak for a big impact.
  • Check out the updated Cluckeye in Djank Mi’em’s Follower Items bag. It's the ultimate companion for Witch Doctors on their quests!
    Unleash the power of Manajuma's Way:
  • Become the unstoppable Angry Chicken with this Hex. Enjoy 15 seconds of crazy movement speed and an additional 100% damage reduction. Plus, for 5 seconds after, you'll continue to wreak havoc while taking minimal damage.
  • As an Angry Chicken, you'll unleash a new chicken minion every half second. These little guys seek out enemies and deal 100% of your explosive Angry Chicken damage. Who knew chickens could be so deadly?
    Get ready to level up your gameplay with these exciting updates!

Bug Fixes: Diabolical Fissures and More

• Now you'll be notified when Diabolical Fissures spawn, both on screen and in the chat box.
• Good news! Diabolical Fissures will no longer appear in Greed's Realm.
• Say goodbye to boring placeholder text - the Chest at the end of a Diabolical Fissure now has a proper name.
• expect more Greater Rift keys to potentially drop inside a Diabolical Fissure.
• No more frustrating collisions! We fixed the collision issue with Diabolical Chests, and removed the collision when opening them.
• The Witch Doctor's Angry Chicken skill now deals the damage it's supposed to. No more disappointment!
• Opening achievements will no longer cause crashes. Achieve away!
• Interacting with Mail at the end of a Season won't crash your game anymore.
• Demon Hunters can now use specific Item and Skill combinations without fear of experiencing a game crash.
• The number of Wizard Mirror Images is now easily visible on the game icon. No more squinting!
• The Altar of Rites icons have been fixed - no more hard edges.
May the power of Diabolical Fissures bring you great boons! Get ready for an improved gaming experience

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